Day: June 24, 2015

What’s Catherine Hanaway up to?

JOPLIN, Mo. – The first announced gubernatorial candidate has been making fewer waves than the first few months of her campaign, but maybe that’s because Catherine Hanaway has been hitting the trail full force. “The campaign is going great,” Hanaway told The Missouri Times. “Our campaign has held five fundraising events in […]

Silvey talks balanced budgets before Congress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the state’s leading budget minds was invited to Washington D.C. last week to talk to Congress about balancing budgets. Sen. Ryan Silvey, who sits in the No. 2 spot in Senate appropriations and once served as the youngest House Budget Chairman in the country, […]

Gov. Nixon signs bill to increase amount that victims can receive through Missouri Crime Victims’ Compensation program 

Governor also signs three other bills related to public safety JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today signed legislation increasing the amount that victims of violent crime can receive for lost earnings through the Missouri Crime Victims’ Compensation program. “We have a moral responsibility to help victims of violent crime […]

Medicaid enrollment increases, expansion debate continues

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Medicaid enrollment in Missouri is up from last year by over 110,000 participants. In May 2014, 819,419 Missourians were enrolled in Medicaid, compared to 936,823 in May of this year. Missouri’s population is hovering at a little more than 6 million, meaning almost 1 in 7 […]

Missouri receives NCLB waiver

WASHINGTON – Missouri joins a handful of other states in receiving a waiver for flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education requirements. The District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, West Virginia, and Kansas also received waivers. “These states are effectively making strides towards ensuring that every child […]